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The Last Laugh

The documentary asks simple questions that provoke complicated answers. Can the Holocaust be funny? Can we joke about it?

Catfight

Fancy the sight of two women in a bloody punchfest, a battle royal that makes Fight Club look like a warm-up at a Arthur Murray Dance Center?

From Nowhere

An unparalleled dramatization of one of the most relevant plights in America today—the life of undocumented teenagers.

Chapter & Verse

A clear-eyed, unsentimental yet hopeful story of redemption in today’s America.

Dim the Fluorescents | Slamdance 2017

The winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at the recent Slamdance Film Festival.

Off the Rails

Telling a story both tragic and unusual, the documentary successfully persuades viewers to empathize with a man mocked with glee by the local tabloids.

Paterson

The things that happen to a bus driver named Paterson in Paterson, New Jersey.

Fences

A classic family drama for the ages

Best of 2016

It was a very good year, so much so that there were numerous ways to come up with a credible best-of list featuring a wide range of movies.